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Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention 2005 5(1):19-33; doi:10.1093/brief-treatment/mhi001
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Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention Vol. 5 No. 1, © Oxford University Press 2005; all rights reserved.

Original Article

Adolescent Substance Abuse and Crisis Intervention

   Albert R. Roberts, PhD
   Kenneth R. Yeager, PhD, LISW

From the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University (Roberts), and the Department of Psychiatry and Outpatient Clinic, Ohio State University Medical Center (Yeager)

Contact author: Dr. Albert Roberts, Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work, Director of Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Livingston College Campus, Lucy Stone Hall, B Wing, Piscataway, NJ 08854. E-mail: prof.albertroberts{at}

What is an effective approach with substance-dependent adolescents who present in crisis? How can social workers, counselors, and health professionals engage treatment-resistant youths? What actions can be utilized to develop a plan of care that youths will find challenging and worth participating in? This article seeks to answer the questions posed through application of Roberts's Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model. Specific attention is given to a case application of Roberts's model in conjunction with strengths-based perspective and solution-focused treatment approaches.

KEY WORDS: adolescence, substance abuse, mental illness, crisis intervention, comorbidity

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